The new high-performance version of the range Porsche Cayenne has proven its potential before launch. With a slightly camouflaged unit, the test pilot Lars Kern completed in 7: 38.925 Minutos a return to the legendary layout of Nürburgring Nordschleife, 20,832 kilometers long.
This time was certified by a notary and is listed in the official ranking from Nürburgring GmbH as new record in the category reserved for SUV vehicles, SUV, vans and pick-up.
“For the first few meters of the Nordschleife on this Cayenne, I had to look around to be really sure I was sitting in a spacious SUV. The precision of the steering and the incredible stability of the rear axle gave me a lot of confidence in the Hatzenbach section. "said Kern, who has participated in the development of the model.
“In the sudden changes of direction in fast curves, like those that take place between Hohe Acht and Eiskurve, there is no noticeable roll or the tendency to understeer. Even in this highly technical area, the Cayenne is an easy vehicle to control. ", in the words of the test pilot.
“Normally, the wheels lift off the asphalt on the slopes of Pflanzgarten I and II, but with the Cayenne the feeling is smooth and calm. Although there is a long suspension travel, the body remains firm and controlled. The powertrain also makes a sensational impression, with plenty of power on demand and perfect gear changes. ", Agregó.
Kern started his record lap at the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit at 11.31:14 am on June 2021, 23, with a temperature of 46 degrees Celsius and 7 degrees on the track. He crossed the finish line 38.925: XNUMX minutes later. To protect the pilot, the Cayenne was equipped with a racing seat and roll bars.
The notary confirmed that it was a production car with a slightly camouflaged bodywork, which will make its world debut shortly.
The tires used for the record lap were about 22-inch Pirelli P Zero Corsadeveloped specifically for this new Cayenne and to be fitted as part of the standard equipment.